Saturday, February 19, 2011

cutie cupcake

aren't these fun? 
would be a great for a class party!

Friday, February 18, 2011


this little gem has become a fuh-fuh-favorite book around here! it is so special, in fact, we had to tell mimijanie and didifrank just how much we love it!
please excuse the messiness... working from home, you would think having a tidy house would be easy!
so, to get an idea, you can hear giles telling mimijanie himself!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Bamboo Pink

this facinating opportunity has just presented itself to me in the past several hours... i have already listened to a conference call and i am super excited! i like this because everyone has the internet and email and friends, so it's a no-brainer! just keep reading and see why i would love for you to join me!

Bamboo Pink

Join what is expected to be the fastest growing women’s internet start-up company in history with bamboopink.

bamboopink is a new fashionable, yet affordable jewelry line made and designed by a famous, high-end designer whose current line is sold in upscale department stores, is all over the red carpet and worn by Oprah! This company is the first of its kind, an internet launched company with virtual trunk shows…there are no parties to host and no phone calls to make.

Sign-ups are free, with no risks or obligations. The free signing period is only for 30 days, after that you will have to pay to be a consultant.

What sets this company apart from other direct sales companies:
* GROUND FLOOR opportunity (probably won’t ever happen to you again!)
* Strongest comp plan in the industry
* Very successful “designer” multi-million dollar jeweler making/backing this jewelry, so sure to be successful
* Instead of growing one sales rep at a time, this business model using the free sign-up period – we can grow fifty sales reps at a time – but the time to do that is NOW!

This company is going to explode in a few weeks with a national press release and official launch. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So be one of the first to sign up!

Then you can do the same as me and get credit for signing up your friends, which is what we are compensated for with jewelry, cash and/or an ipad. It is not about selling the jewelry at this point, but networking and creating interest. If you decide not to sell, you have lost nothing and your name is dropped from the list.

It’s simple to sign up, go to my site:

Copy this email (text and picture) into a new message and replace my webpage link with your webpage link and send it to your friends. You could win some awesome prizes and you could be building a fabulous network for yourself very quickly.

silly day...

silly day was actually yesterday... and today was backwards shirt day... and the whole week is wacky week... but i will have to stick with silly day, because it is the only day i have a picture of!
giles looking silly

so, as you can see... silly day was in fact quite silly. i didn't think giles would be too keen on keeping up with any props, like a hat, etc. so, we went with the little pony tails. he did pretty good! they were still in tact at pick up time and he seemed to be quite pleased with himself!

sweet mikey knows my heart. flowers the day AFTER valentine's day? completely right up my alley! he got a steal of a deal from a florist on trade! can you beat that? i do lllllooooovvveee me some flowers. but i just do not don't love paying full price... thank you mikey....
here are a few of them...

 and backing up just a bit... to valentine's day... i am the room mother for giles' class. and i woke up not feeling so swell on monday. as in couldn't make it to the party. fortunately it was a brief bug and armed with some pretty awesome supplements and rest, i was up and at 'em the next day. however! i did hate i missed all of the school festivities... for happies for his teachers, i was inspired to make the chess squares i mentioned a few days ago. and giles was inspired to taste test them for me.
upper right hand corner... sticky fingers

mikey and i gave giles a valentine's happy a little early so he could enjoy it... a pooh valentine dvd. please also note, the wearing of his last pair of longalls, ever. he's getting too old and they are getting too short. and i am sad. that gives me baby fever.

now i am off to moms group bunko... to not play bunko... but that's what we call it. i am in two 'bunko' groups and neither actually play. hmmm....

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


sometimes, ya just got to take the pressure off... a catchy title? not in the cards today... however, with titles, ya tend to go with something that draws you in to the content. maybe adds a hint of mystery? well, my day today... there is little mystery. it's pretty mundane. well, it's actually quite poopy. so, maybe poopy should have been the title. i got to hear from giles' teacher, he was all about poop talk again today... three!!!! i am going to be really glad when the days of poop talk are a thing of the past. i know, i know... one day i will wish that poop was the only problem we were dealing with... eeek! on all of it!
so, the bloggie got a little face lift... the colors are revealing my desire for spring! it's high! i want a looooong spring... but in alabama, spring is fleeting. i am in the thick of basket painting. there will be a little lull while i wait on more supplies, but i am looking forward to that time so i can get my office super organized and be ready for the real rush coming mid march thru mid april... bring it on!
my latest creation... new color scheme for the basket, i am liking it!

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy, honey!

valentine's day 2010

here's to you, mikey! thank you for loving me, no matter what. thank you for loving me when i am being 'ugly.' thank you for loving me when i am being selfish and thinking about me, me, me! thank you for always encouraging us to push the envelope. thank you for being safe and very bold, all at the same time. thank you for taking us on this journey in our lives. no one could ever, ever, ever understand how we work... but that's fine, because no one has to! lol...
thank you for giles. he is a delight. the gift of giles to me is better than any thing. he's a miracle. he's a constant reminder that we have come together in this big world and have a family together. it's the three of us. there is nothing that excites me more than my family. even in the darkest moments, and o my have we had those, there is *always* the brightness of my family.
thank you for going down the path of life right next to me. thank you for the memories and exciting times that lie ahead. i can and can't {all at the same time!} imagine how it will all play out. i love the mystery, but also the confidence that i have that it all will...
i love you mikey... and am so happy you're my valentine... xoxo

Friday, February 11, 2011


let it be known that today, friday, february 11, 2011, giles sang himself to sleep for his nap singing about poop. various lyrics, incidences, topics, songs, tunes, etc all dedicated to the almighty poop. it, i might add, also happens to be the topic of discussion at school, i hear. niiiice. i knew that 'boy topics' were coming, but it still someone blindsided me.
oh, and while we're keeping record. he also told his first fib to me today. i called down the hall from the kitchen because i could hear him moving about. i asked him where he was. he told me he was in his room. but he wasn't, he was in my office. hmpf. every time often when he's told me the truth in a situation where i know kids might be tempted to fib or omit or, well- you get the idea, i say a little prayer of thanks for the sweet innocence and the fact that he's honest. well, i knew it was coming... and it is hard to think your 'little talk' about being honest and completely truthful makes any sense to his little self. but you have to have the talk... and keep having that talk. and parenting just got a little harder and a little more exhausting.
at least he's really darn cute {i *am* his mama... i can't help myself!}

Thursday, February 10, 2011

cheap post...

well, i wanted to be original today. and i have wanted to start posting frequently! and i am not sure what stops me, but i have an idea... i'll blog about it later... but, for now, just go on over to Amanda's blog--- she NEVER disappoints! and while i love her organizing and blog tip type posts very, very much... her recipes are always a delight! here is a hint {mmmm!!!}

Friday, February 4, 2011

here comes peter cottontail...

well, he's not coming quite yet... but he is on his way in what will feel like a few short weeks to me! i am painting lots and know that *all* i will be doing sooner than later is painting... which i love, so yay! one new mommy-to-be is enjoying a Pink Peeps hand painted easter basket and several more will be soon! i love, love, love painting baskets for mommies-to-be! that part of my business has really picked up over the past year. i am glad that my peeps are happy to give an easter basket year 'round! even at christmastime!
if you think you might have a baby shower coming up or are planning to go visit a new mommy in the hospital, let me know your favorite design and let's get that baby a basket!
thank you to all who have supported this venture, it is so much fun!

a happier reader...

i don't know how many of you read your daily blogs {because you DO read blogs daily, right?!?!} but this little bit of info just came across my radar.... and i LOVE it! so, go visit oops! craft my pants {and laugh when you read that title, like i did} and you'll get the info you need to read blogs easily. i love that you get to see all the personal details of the blogs AND that the bloggers benefit from your visit... like so many depend on! with reader, you get the benefit of all of your blogs being one spot, but the blog isn't 'logging' your visit. enjoy!